Research & Sponsored Programs

South Dakota BRIN

South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN)

The National Center for Research Resources announced in July 2009 that the South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SD BRIN) grant at the University of South Dakota was approved for additional years of funding. The grant will extend the mission of SD BRIN through April 2014. The total award total of $16,148,966 will be distributed over the next five years.
"I'm excited about the future of biomedical research in South Dakota based on this next five years of funding," SD BRIN Director Dr. Barbara Goodman said.

SD BRIN, sponsored by the USD Sanford School of Medicine in Vermillion, S.D., is the South Dakota component of the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). SD BRIN seeks to further develop a strong collaborative network within South Dakota to enhance basic biomedical research capabilities via an interdisciplinary approach to research in the control of cell growth with special emphasis on proteomics and genomics.

Goals for the next phase of SD BRIN:
  1. Develop S.D. research capacity in the area of control of cell growth with special emphasis on proteomics and genomics by: a) enhancing research capacity and critical mass of investigators in proteomics and genomics by mentoring junior faculty members at lead research intensive institution, b) maintaining proteomics and genomics core facilities (with professional staff) which can be used by investigators throughout S.D., and c) providing increased opportunities for graduate training. 
  2. Develop human resources for undergraduate programs and graduate programs in the biomedical sciences and bioinformatics at South Dakota institutions by: a) providing research support and mentoring for junior investigators and faculty from participating institutions, b) providing opportunities for, and understanding of, cutting-edge scientific research for students at predominantly undergraduate institutions, c) introducing undergraduates to graduate programs and future careers in biomedical sciences and bioinformatics, and d) enhancing science and research capabilities at tribal colleges to provide opportunities for further education and careers in science and research.
Collaborating Institutions
  • University of South Dakota
  • Black Hills State University
  • Oglala Lakota College
  • Dakota Wesleyan University
  • University of Sioux Falls
  • Sisseton Wahpeton College
  • Mount Marty College
  • Augustana College


South Dakota BRIN is supported by Award Number P20RR016479 from the National Center for Research Resources. The content here is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center For Research Resources or the National Institutes of Health.

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